Egypt will see seasonably cold temperatures nationwide on New Year’s Eve, meteorological experts predict, with dense fog impairing visibility on some roads in the early morning hours.
In an official statement, the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA) said it expects Cairo, Nile Delta, the northern coast along the Meditteranean, southern Sinai, and Upper Egypt's governorates to see cold weather.
Greater Cairo and Nile Delta will feel highs of 21 degrees Celsius and lows of 11 degrees Celsius, while the northwestern coast will see a high of 19 degrees Celsius and a low of 13 degrees Celsius.
Northeastern coast and central Sinai will witness a high of 19 degrees and a low of 13 degrees, while southern Sinai and Red Sea mountainous areas will see a high of 25 degrees and a low of 15 degrees.
Northern Upper Egypt and Southern Upper Egypt will feel highs of 22 degrees and 25 degrees and lows of 8 and 11 degrees, respectively.
A dense fog will also impair visibility on some agricultural roads and highways around Cairo, Nile Delta, northern coast, central Sinai and northern Upper Egypt.
Several main roads, including parts of Suez Desert Road and Koraymat Road, which links Greater Cairo with many of Upper Egypt's governorates, were closed in the early hours of Thursday over foggy conditions.
The Mediterranean and Red sea coast will see light to moderate waves of 1-1.5 metres in height.
Egypt will witness muted New Year’s eve celebrations this year after the cabinet banned festivities in a bid to contain the spread of the pandemic in its second wave.